Iain Glen withdraws from Fortune's Fool at Old Vic

Following doctor’s advice, Iain Glen has withdrawn from Ivan Turgenev's Fortune's Fool at the Old Vic Theatre.

The part of Kuzovkin will now be played by William Houston who is currently in rehearsal for the role - in the meantime understudy Patrick Cremin is playing the part. The play continues to feature Richard McCabe as Tropatchov.

Fortune's Fool, adapted by Mike Poulton and directed by Lucy Bailey, opened 16 Dec 2013, following previews from 6 Dec, and is running to 22 Feb 2014.

This satire of nineteenth-century Russian society is an explosive family drama played out over the course of twenty-four hours. A pair of newlyweds arrive at their country estate to be welcomed by Kuzovkin, the penniless gentleman-in-residence. Their wealthy and mischievous neighbour Tropatchov calls by for a seemingly innocent celebratory lunch. Fuelled by champagne the proceedings degenerate, leading to a shocking revelation with far-reaching consequences.

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